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Mar 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. manufacturer are expected to relocate sites to newly emerging economies. they want to take advantage of lower costs. analysts say if the figure continues to drop, it will affect regional economies in japan as well as employment. >>> elderly japanese suffering from dementia could soon be using the latest technology to help them lead more fulfilling lives. the research institute of the national rehabilitation center for persons with disabilities organized an event to display their newest equipment. about 100 people attended, including family members and helpers who look after people with dementia. a pill case reminds users to take their medicine and even prevents accidental overdoses. the case is fitted with an alarm and dispenses the correct amount of medicine. researchers said 19 elderly people who forgot to take pills more than once a week tried using the case. after three months, 14 of them found it helpful. other equipment included a transmitter attached to purses or keys. when a remote control button is pushed the equipment emits a sound to help the user locate the eye tim. an electronic
Mar 16, 2013 3:30pm PDT
's economy. >>> officials in venezuela decided not to embalm the body of the late president. hugo chavez died earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. the venezuelan government initially planned to have chavez's body embalmed for permanent display, but information minister ernesto villegas says the government has dropped the plan. he quoted russian experts as saying that a body would have to be transported to russia and remain there for up to eight months for embalming. acting president nicolas maduro says the embalming process would have been more difficult than the government imagined because it should have started much earlier. the body will remain lying in state at the military museum in the capital caracas until officials decide on the burial site. >>> a 90-year-old indonesian man has been awarded an honorary doctorate by hiroshima university nearly 68 years after studying at the university's former school. hasan rahaya began studying in april 1945. however, he was unable to graduate because of the u.s. atomic bombing of the city four months later. even though he had been expo
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